By the purity of food follows the purification of the inner nature
- Swami Sivananda
Experience a revitalised version of yourself with Tamsin and Anapurna on this immersive seasonal cleanse. They guide you through the practical philosophies of Yoga and Ayurveda to rebalance your spirit, mind and body and explore what it means to eat and live well for a harmonious life.
At the heard of the cleanse is a nourishing wholesome diet with all ingredients from local organic farms, that is intentionally crafted to allow detoxification to happen without headaches or suffering and addresses portion control with ease.
The twice daily Yoga classes balance between a place of flow and rest, to build strength, boost vitality and regulate hormones.
Daily cleanse rituals that remove the fog and tiredness, leaving you feeling brighter.
Focusing on breath work we gently let go of blocks, improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.
With a one-on-one consultation and diagnosis of your body type according to Ayurveda, we recommend types of oils, spices, vegetables, fruits and grains which help to balance you.
A full-body Ayurvedic massage treatment is available to you to eliminate toxins; heal muscle aches and soothe tension.
The Ayurveda cooking workshop provides fresh ideas for a savoury and sweet snack as well as how to combine food for ultimate digestion and how to balances excess emotions through altering taste and flavour.
The group coaching element is a fun and light way to ask meaningful questions in life that enable you to let go and explore a new direction with a sense of knowing, from which you can make good decisions.
THIS WEEKEND IS SUITABLE FOR YOGA BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WITH A REGULAR PRACTICE WHO SEEK THE FOLLOWING;
The opportunity to develop your knowledge of yoga and its holistic approach to health
Feeling exhausted and in need of a long lasting energy boost?
If you have gained weight and cannot loose it, how to return to your natural body weight.
Removes inflammation from the body to ease autoimmune diseases
If you have notice more sadness or anxiety than joy and serenity recently?
If you have irregular sleep patterns and would benefit from a good nights sleep
You have decided to heal one or two persistant health issues?
A chance to explore longing questions that will help support change
Love France and going on adventures
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Spending time with Tamsin and Annapurna at Little French retreat is balm for body and soul. They create a relaxed, nurturing and calming space with plenty of good humour to put all at their ease. My yoga and mediation practice benefited hugely from this time away and the setting is simply breath taking. For complete beginners or seasoned yogis alike you are sure to find exactly what you need in this beautiful space - Elizabeth
So much of what I learned while spending time on this retreat continues to be a support in my life now. Everyday is a new discovery with my continued diet changes. Doing the cleanse has really been life changing for me, i don't look at food the same way anymore and it’s really helped me feel a little more in control of some of my food related symptoms. - Mernie, Colorado.
Tamsin teaches traditional Sivananda Yoga; a series of postures with variations that are specifically designed to work on all physical and psychic centres of the body, provide complete flexion of the spine and balance the endocrine, nervous and parasympathetic systems – And Yin Yoga, that works to restore fascia (connective tissue) through holding postures for longer and has a deeply meditative affect to calm the mind.
Her class begins with the practice of pranayama and meditation leading into a flowing asana practice, resulting in feeling restored and relaxed.
The practice of yoga opens, clarifies, removes energy blocks and helps one to connect to the essence of their true nature – happiness. With long term commitment to the practice you can appreciate the ability to control the mind and transform ones life beyond the mat, beyond reactive emotions to a more gentle, peaceful approach to all that you do, with positive intentions that help guide you.
She has practiced varying styles of yoga and in 2012 took her 200 hours teaching course with Sivananda in the Himalayas, completing her 500 hour certificate in Southern India.
Annapurna (Anne Petrov) PhD, MA is certified in Ayurvedic massage and associated treatments including Abhyanga, Marma points, Ayurvedic constitution, Shiroabhyanga massage, Shiropichu and Nasya. She is also a Level 4 Certified Therapist of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage. She is an advanced yoga teacher (Acharya) of Sivananda Yoga and a certified teacher of Hormone Yoga Therapy (trained by Dinah Rodrigues)
She trained in the traditional Kerala technique with Sisupalan Kuttappan at Angela Sanz’s International School of Ayurvedic Culture in Barcelona. She is a Level 4 Therapist of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (AYM-ARYM), trained by Ananta Sylvain Girard in Paris and Goa and studied pregnancy massage at Yogsansara in Paris. She also holds a diploma of Ayurvedic Nutrition with Anjani and Sanjay Kulkarni at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Akademie in Reith Austria.
The cleanse follows a four stage food plan; beginning with one weeks preparation, three days of active cleansing, four days of reintroduction with a plan to continue reintroduction from home. The fourth stage of rejuvenation is fully supported to continue at home with a copy of the book ‘ Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion/ a complete practice and lifestyle guide’ which includes a food plan.
On our cooking workshop we explore a mono approach or Tridoshic menu and look at the six tastes of Ayurveda an approach to eating to create balance within the body.
Tamsin will be cooking using locally sourced, fresh organic produce. Dishes are a combination of Eastern and European flavours, made from scratch, using non-produced foods and natural sugars found in fruits and grains. Meal times follow Ayurvedic principles for digestion and improved sleep. Starting the day with morning tea and fruit before yoga with a hearty brunch to follow. A light lunch and early evening meal to aid better sleep and digestion. Alcohol, caffeine, gluten, dairy and sugar are excluded as are vegetables from the nightshade family, garlic, onions and mushrooms. The purpose for this will be explained on during the workshop. For more information on the food prepared at Little French Retreat you can visit HERE
THE SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNEY
Is woven into the retreat. It’s an innovative coaching experience in the form of a game that is enlightening, insightful and helps you get clear and create positive change by asking important life and work related questions to reveal what makes you unique, realign your purpose and allow a sense of freedom to flow through you again. For more details visit HERE
Details of the rooms can be found HERE
The retreat price is for shared accommodation, however if you unsure about this or wish to know single occupancy rates please enquire prior to booking.
Morning Kyrias / Cleanse techniques
2hrs morning Yoga and Pranayama
Time to relax / Cooking workshop / walk / siesta / treatments
1.5 hrs Afternoon hormone yoga, chanting & yoga Nidra
Guided evening japa meditation
Cycling (there are two Dutch bikes available for use
Reading (feel free to borrow from the retreat library)
Wild swimming at nearby lake
Dates: 15.00 Saturday 07 – 12.00 Saturday 17 September 2019.
Capacity: 6 shared occupancy with twin rooms, optional double beds for couples on request.
Price: £1245.00 per person / Deposit of £250.00 is required. The final balance of £995 is payable by 07 August 2019.
Getting here: For full travel details visit the website here
7 nights accommodation
All nutritious organic vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks,
Understanding the breath session, 13 yoga & meditation classes
Use of yoga mats, meditation blankets and straps
Guided walks and meditations, guided circle work
Ayurvedic cooking workshop; Tridoshic menu one for all approach and the six tastes
Full Body Ayurvedic massage treatment
Individual Ayurvedic consultation to establish your doshaa and personal health suggestions
7 day Cleansing food plan and recipes to take home for your onward journey
A copy of the book ‘ Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion/ a complete practice and lifestyle guide’
Unsure about sharing a room?
This is possibly not what most people are used to as adults, but sharing a room is based upon philosophies and practices within spiritual communities to help change our thoughts about what we think is ours, the space we need, and also how we integrate into a wider sense of community. Here is get feedback on the experience of sharing:
"It was my first yoga retreat. Although it was advertised for Beginners, I was a bit anxious that I wouldn’t be able to keep up and didn’t know what to expect from the other participants. What if it all got too intense? So I requested a single room, thinking I might need the solitude. A single wasn’t available but I am now so thankful for this. I had a lovely roommate, with whom I could talk about the sessions, check out my reactions and yet feel I still had space when I needed to get away. We were seamlessly respectful of each others’ needs and boundaries. I imagine anyone who comes on a retreat of this type, focused on self-exploration and understanding the benefits of yoga and Ayurvedic approaches, would be a similar gentle, kind soul. We have remained friends. Thanks to the universe for putting us together!”
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GIVE BACK PROJECT
For each guest booking our give back partners Mossy Earth will plant one tree as part of a european re-wilding programme and to help us build our own forest! Find out more here
If you have any questions or would like information on the retreat, style of yoga, travel details then please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tamsin at email@example.com
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